To me, it's similar to whether you bring your own or rent skis on destination trips in North America. If you're renting a car, you might as well. The only time I ever rented skis in the Alps was the Ischgl week mentioned above because I took public transportation inside Europe (trains and buses) instead of renting a car, and continued on to Brussels for a business visit, so schlepping a heavy ski bag through additional train stations, airports, streetcars, and hotels would've been no fun. Renting skis was fine; they have it down to a science there because so many people (especially casual skiers) do it, but I like to have my own planks.jnelly":1wvysn1t said:What is everyone's sentiments or real-world experience with either taking or renting skis.
I fly nonstop to GVA and ZRH so there's no worry about my checked-in baggage not making a connecting flight; however, when I've changed planes to smaller airports (Salzburg, Nice, Innsbruck), everything transferred through fine/even with very short layover times. Tony on the other hand has had numerous bad experiences with delayed equipment.